MarineQuest

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What will students explore and discover? 


MISSION

Students will understand that marine science offers a wide range of career options representing the broad spectrum of the field and be able to identify some of the tools and knowledge used in the different careers.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

O.C.E.A.N.S. (Ages 15 - 16)

O.C.E.A.N.S. - Ocean Career Exploration and Nautical Sciences 

Think you want to be a marine biologist? How about an oceanographer? Maybe a coastal water quality specialist? You can explore these marine science career options and more during our two-week O.C.E.A.N.S. program. Learn about jobs in different fields of marine science, including technology and engineering. Work as a part of a team to engineer a working remotely operated vehicle and investigate the importance of ROVs for ocean exploration. Discover the latest news from the field of marine biotechnology. Gain first-hand experience using a variety of field equipment to collect data and monitor the marine environment. You will be amazed by the career options marine science has to offer.


*This is a RESIDENTIAL ONLY program. 


PREREQUISITES

  • Must have completed 9th grade and turn 15 by June 1st

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Complete a research cruise utilizing equipment geologists employ to study the seafloor.
  • Use engineering skills to build a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and complete an underwater mission.
  • Experience what it is like to be a molecular biologist and apply gel electrophoresis techniques to organism identification.
  • Examine the ever-changing coast and learn how coastal engineers make decisions to develop a resilient coast.
  • Discover marine products with pharmaceutical potential and learn the process biochemists use to bring them to market.
  • Explore a variety of marine habitats while performing a comparative biological study as an ichthyologist and botanist while assessing environmental health.
  • Begin your professional journey as you develop vital marine science career skills.

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SCHEDULE

Sunday - Friday (2 weeks)

TIME

Sunday Check-in: 3:00 PM

Friday Presentations: 1:00 PM

STAFF/STUDENT RATIO

1:10

LOCATION

UNCW Campus - TBD

SUMMER SESSIONS

Session 1: June 11 - 23, 2023

Session 2: July 16 - 28, 2023

COST

Academic $1,350

Residential $1,850 (Single Room)

Total Cost $3,200

GENDER

Co-ed

REGISTRATION

You must register two weeks prior to the start of the program. 

*Note that prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice.